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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (13 August) . .

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Papers

Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 11—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2013-14—Recommendation 12—Final costs for the rebranding of ACTEW Corporation Limited to Icon Water Limited.

Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Coroners Act, pursuant to subsection 57(5)—Report of Coroner—Death of Rachel Sarah Prime—

Report, dated 20 February 2015.

Executive response—ACT Ambulance Service issues.

Suicide Reduction Target—Report on ACT deaths due to suicide and information about available front line suicide prevention and postvention services and support, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 28 March2012.

Auditor-General's Act—Auditor-General's Report No. 4/2014—Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Canberra Hospital—Government response.

Assembly resolution—government response

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Healthcare in ACT Special Schools, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 6 May 2015

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: The response I am tabling today reinforces the ACT government's commitment to ensuring that children with special needs have the appropriate level of healthcare support to enable them to attend school. For over 30 years Black Mountain, Malkara and Cranleigh specialist schools have each had a dedicated level 1 registered nurse. Six years ago an additional level 1 registered nurse was funded by ACT Health for Black Mountain School to respond to health needs at the school. This is referred to as the specialist school nurse model.

In 2012 ACT Health initiated a pilot project following an increase in requests from parents to enable their children with special needs to have equitable access to education. The pilot project was developed in collaboration with the Education and


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